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Old 10-09-2009, 09:54 AM
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burning coolant

My truck is burning coolant ONLY when I hook up to a trailer. I would think if its head bolts it would burn all the time, or am I wrong? What else could be causing my problem?
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:05 PM
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nothing???
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:33 PM
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Sounds like definite head gasket issue. From my own experience and friends I know, coolant tends to go when under heavy load, either high boost racing around, or towing. My truck would puke coolant only when I would get on it, pull uphill or tow something heavy. If you are under warranty take it in, if not, take it to a trusted diesel tech close to you and install ARP head studs and all your problems will go away.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:34 PM
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It could possibly be an oil cooler, but I highly doubt it. They will probably check the oil temps before they did head gaskets to make sure. You'll want to change your oil cooler when you do head studs anyway. Also, you should delete the EGR cooler. Unless you live in my state of California.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:08 PM
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well sounds like what I was fearing. Guess its time to make an appointment.
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ARP's and EGR cooler delete if it is on your dime. The dealers have stopped installing ARP head stunds, Ford has really cracked down on em'
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ARP's and EGR cooler delete if it is on your dime. The dealers have stopped installing ARP head stunds, Ford has really cracked down on em'

The most dealers will not delete the egr, but it's up to your dealer about studs, just ask them. My dealer hasn't said nothing to me about not putting in head studs yet.
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